Saturday, 28 December 2013
60th wedding anniversary - 52 cards week 52
The final prompt for the 52 cards challenge is to use any prompt, or any card made this year, as inspiration for a new card. Since it's my in-laws' 60th (Diamond) wedding anniversary, I decided on the 'numbers' prompt, though I can't remember which week that was originally from!
I had already prepped a base card, with matted and layered papers from a 6" paper pad. Then I built up layers - the dark green base is a Joy Crafts die, the scalloped circle is done with a Woodware punch which was then run through the Bigshot in a flowery embossing folder. The twirly heart is a Cheery Lynn die and the butterfly flourish is yet another die, this time from Joanna Sheen.
I added some flowers with pearl centres, a star which was part of a Hobby House pearl flourish and a row of diamonds interrupted by the number 60. Also managed to sneak yet more diamonds in, on the butterflies :-)
The sentiment is from Stampingallday, stamped onto a die-cut banner from Dienamics.
I am very pleased with this card and they loved it. However it was outshone by the other item we arranged for them to receive........ a telegram from the Queen. Her Majesty now has pride of place on the mantelpiece!
See the entry on the Buckingham Palace website for details of how to apply - there are various anniversaries for which this can be done.